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The cannabis conundrum

By |June 5th, 2019|

Pre-employment background checks for contingent workers often include drug screens. But with medical and/or recreational use of marijuana legal in more than 30 states, companies must tread carefully, writes attorney Diane Geller in Staffing Industry Review.
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UK government chases taxes up the supply chain

By |May 22nd, 2019|

IR35 is not the only tool the UK government has at its disposal when seeking tax revenue. Here are other forms end-users and staffing firms need to be aware of.
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Sexual harassment, discrimination settlement involving temps includes $75K fines

By |May 22nd, 2019|

The Illinois Attorney General’s office settled a lawsuit with a warehouse over claims of sexual harassment and retaliation. The firm also allegedly ordered temporary workers based on gender.
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USCIS ordered to explain H-1B visa decision process

By |May 15th, 2019|

A federal judge has ordered US Citizenship and Immigration Services to explain its H-1B visa processing times and rule changes in a lawsuit brought by ITServe Alliance, a trade association for IT services companies.
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Uber drivers not employees, NLRB general counsel says

By |May 15th, 2019|

The National Labor Board’s general counsel has told regional offices that Uber drivers are independent contractors and instructed them to dismiss cases against the company.
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Background checks and ICs: Misclassification win leads to FCRA twist

By |May 15th, 2019|

A successful defense against misclassification opens a company up to a new angle in the lawsuit based on how the company justified background checks under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, JDSupra reports.
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Dynamex decision on IC misclassification applies retroactively

By |May 8th, 2019|

The California Supreme Court’s Dynamex decision — which set a tougher standard for determining independent contractor misclassification — can be applied retroactively, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled.
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SIA research: IR35 off-payroll working rules in 2020; get started now

By |May 8th, 2019|

Enterprise buyers should begin preparing for proposed changes to the UK’s IR35 off-payroll working rules covering taxation and independent contractors, which are expected to be published this summer and take effect next April.
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H-1B visa denial rates skyrocket under Trump

By |May 8th, 2019|

Nearly one in four requests for new H-1B visas was denied last year, the Seattle Times reports. According to recently released federal data, the denial rate is the highest in nearly 10 years and almost double the 13% rate in the prior fiscal year.
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Uber workers strike; Swiss court rules Uber driver is an employee

By |May 8th, 2019|

Uber workers in select cities worldwide strike to protest compensation today; a Swiss labor court finds Uber misclassified a driver as an independent contractor.
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